In this video, the sound effects stem of a video soundtrack is explored. Scott breaks down what makes up the different elements including hard effects, foley, and backgrounds.
- [Instructor] Sound effects…make up the world of sound…that surround the dialogue.…These include background tracks,…ambiances, actor motivated sounds,…which we call Foley, hard effects,…and even other sound design elements,…like other worldy drones and mood enhancements.…Let's take a close look at all these elements…so we can understand the role of sound effects.…We'll start with hard effects.…Hard effects are sounds effects that match…specific actions, like a door closing,…a gun shot, a car sound,…and they often come from a library…or they're recorded specifically for the scene.…
I'm going to give you an example of a scene…and here you can identify hard effects…as the sound of the laser wand zap…that happens twice at the end of the scene.…Let's check it out.…(intense music)…(zap)…The next type of sound effect that I want to discuss…is called Foley.…
These sound effects are elements that must be performed…to convey a personality or specific action.…Foley artists watch a scene on a screen…and act out the sound effects to match the picture.…
Scott Hirsch starts with the basics, discussing the history and legacy of sound for film, and working through the core concepts and elements of a compelling sound design. Next, he takes you through a sound design workflow, highlights the different elements of a soundtrack, and shows professional examples of sound design in a few real-world projects. He also explores the future of the soundtrack, discussing the core concepts of immersive audio, as well as real-world applications of 3D audio.
- The history and legacy of sound for film
- The role of sound in visual media
- The elements of a soundtrack
- Following a sound design workflow
- Editing dialogue and producing sound
- The role of sound effects
- Mixing a soundtrack
- Exploring the future of sound for visual media
- Core concepts of immersive audio